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The Resource A World on Fire

A World on Fire

Label
A World on Fire
Title
A World on Fire
Statement of responsibility
Joe Jackson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Like Charles Seife's Zero and Dava Sobel's Longitude, this passionate intellectual history is the story of the intersection of science and the human, in this case the rivals who discovered oxygen in the late 1700s. That breakthrough changed the world as radically as those of Newton and Darwin but was at first eclipsed by revolution and reaction. In chronicling the triumph and ruin of the English freethinker Joseph Priestley and the French nobleman Antoine Lavoisier-the former exiled, the latter executed on the guillotine-A World on Fire illustrates the perilous place of science in an age of unreason
Summary
Traces the breakthrough discovery of oxygen at the end of the 1700s by a pair of rival scientists, describing how English dissenter Joseph Priestley and French aristocrat Antoine Lavoisier waged a fierce competition to solve the "riddle of air."
Tone
Writing style
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173028
Cataloging source
BT
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1955-
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Jackson, Joe
Dewey number
509
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Science
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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a heretic, an aristocrat, and the race to discover oxygen
Label
A World on Fire
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:cbc7e44a-0a38-4ba5-bcaa-b85f01ebd170
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781440695971
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A World on Fire
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:cbc7e44a-0a38-4ba5-bcaa-b85f01ebd170
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781440695971
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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